UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP’s Internship Programme provides interns with a framework for gaining experience through practical work assignments and exposure to UNDP’s work. One of the most important advantages of being an intern is the close interaction with the supervisor and colleagues and the opportunity to develop the skills required within a professional environment.
The Country Office in Montenegro invites interested and eligible candidates to express their interest and be included in the Country Office roster of interns. The roster will be used from September 2023 to August 2024 to engage the successful candidates for internship opportunities that may arise during the indicated period. The projects/areas that could tentatively need an intern are as follows: Communications, SDG Financing, Green Growth, Governance and eServices, Social Inclusion, and Gender.
The applicants will be shortlisted in line with the requirements and qualifications listed in section IV. Only the candidates who are successful at the panel interview will be included in the roster and contacted when there is a need to engage an intern for a particular project.
The duration and working arrangement of the internship agreements will be subject to respective project needs in a particular period and agreement between the selected intern and the respective Hiring Manager.
The internship assignments will be part-time or full-time, office-based or remote. The intern will be expected to work closely with the respective Team Leader, Project Manager, Portfolio Team Leader, and other project team members to achieve its objectives.
The intern will have the opportunity to:
- Participate in in-house training opportunities as applicable.
- Learn UNDP's structure, mechanisms, policies, and practice areas.
- Strengthen their effective writing.
General Internship Terms and Conditions:
- The UNDP Internship programme is governed by the UNDP Internship policy framework & rules.
Costs incurred by interns, including undertaking official travel at the request of UNDP, in the discharge of the activities related to the internship, are reimbursed by UNDP on the same basis as costs incurred by staff members or costs reimbursed to staff members, including payment of daily subsistence allowance, as applicable.
StipendThe stipend will include a monthly remuneration.Where an intern is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme, a stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station, must be paid by the receiving office.The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis, and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government, or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government, or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend.No other payments will be made to an intern by the office in connection with an internship agreement.Interns will accrue combined sick and annual leave at 1 ½ days per month, prorated to the nearest half day for part-time internships. Any accumulated leave days not used by the end of the internship will be forfeited. Any unjustified absences during the internship period exceeding nine days or as prorated for part-time internships will be deducted from the monthly stipend.
There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern(s) will work under the direct supervision of the respective Hiring Manager, and they will be responsible for the following tasks, which may be adjusted to match the needs of a particular internship assignment:Assist in the design of proposals for new development initiatives.Assist in developing reports and presentations, focusing on promoting the respective project objectives and results.Support the collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated data related to UNDP's initiatives in Montenegro.Assist in coordinating and communicating with partners and stakeholders involved in UNDP's initiatives in Montenegro, including government agencies, NGOs, and community groups.Help to organize workshops and events to increase awareness and capacity development in the particular thematic area, including planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and other respective programmatic activitiesHelp to prepare materials and resources to promote gender-responsive and youth-responsive programmatic activities.Support communication initiatives related to UNDP's programme in Montenegro, such as drafting social media posts, website updates, etc.Provide administrative support to the programme or project team, including organizing meetings, preparing agendas and minutes, letters and invitations in English and Montenegrin, and maintaining project files and documentation.
Functional Competencies:Very strong communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated the ability to build trust,Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding the position,Ability to carry out tasks independently as well as in a team environment,Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments,Able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible, mature manner, providing sound judgment.
Core Competencies:Demonstrating/safeguarding the UN’s values, ethics, and integrity, Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability,Actively promotes gender equality in all assignment activities,Self-development, initiative-taking, Acting as a team player.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as a bachelor’s degree or equivalent); Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation; Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Field of study: Climate Change, Economics, Social Sciences, Tourism, International Relations, Political Science, or equivalent.
Experience:Demonstrated interest and some experience in development projects; Good analytical and drafting skills in English and Montenegrin;Good presentation and communication skills in English and Montenegrin.
IT skills:Knowledge and proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;Knowledge of social media and graphic design apps/tools will be an advantage.
Language skills:Proficiency in English and Montenegrin, both written and verbal, is required.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by September 3, 2023 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV and motivation letter clearly indicating the preferred thematic area of work, and a letter from the university confirming current enrolment and/or graduation date.
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